**PHY 206 Grading Policy**

Students are expected to turn in assignments on time, the day they are due. Late work is not accepted, unless the student can provide the instructor with documented proof of a genuine medical or family emergency.

In most cases, a numerical grade is assigned to student's work on homework assignments, activities, and exams. In those few cases where it isn't, a letter grade is used. Here are the most common types of questions you will encounter in this course:

**The 2-point Concept Question**: Students are required to identify and state all of the concepts or laws of nature that apply to the situation described in the question, and then explain in their own words, how those concepts or laws specifically apply to that situation. Click here for a PDF copy of a scoring rubric for 2-point concept questions. Good examples of these types of questions are the "exercises" at the end of each chapter in your textbook.

**The 2-point Math Problem**: Students are required to select a mathematical equation, substitute numerical values into it, and solve it for the correct answer. All work must be shown correctly to get full credit. Click here for a PDF copy of a scoring rubric for 2-point math problems. Good examples of these types of questions are the "One-step Calculations" questions at the end of many of the chapters in your textbook. Click here for an example of how to show your work.

**The 1-point Question**: Students are simply required to identify and state the correct concept or law of nature that is called for. When no explanation is required, the question will be worth only one point. Partial credit may be given if the student identifies the correct law or concept but incorrectly states part of it or omits part of it. Many of the "review questions" found at the end of the chapters in the textbook fall into this category.

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